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Ordovician

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Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco
Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco
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Michel Robardet
Michel Robardet
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Isabel Rábano
Isabel Rábano
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Graciela N. Sarmiento
Graciela N. Sarmiento
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Miguel Ángel San José Lancha
Miguel Ángel San José Lancha
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Pedro Herranz Araújo
Pedro Herranz Araújo
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Agustín P. Pieren Pidal
Agustín P. Pieren Pidal
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Published:
January 01, 2002

Abstract

The Iberian Peninsula comprises the most extensive outcrops of Ordovician rocks in Europe. They are mainly situated within the different ‘zones’ of the Variscan Iberian Massif (also referred to as the Hesperian Massif), except the South Portuguese Zone, as well as in the Palaeozoic massifs of the Iberian Cordillera (an isolated part of the Iberian Massif), the Catalonian Coastal Ranges, the Pyrenees and the Betic Cordillera (Fig. 4.1).

Geological sketch map of the Iberian Peninsula showing the distribution of Ordovician rocks (in black) with reference to the main Precambrian and Palaeozoic exposures (stippled). Key: A–G, Hesperian (Iberian) Massif: A, Cantabrian Zone; B, West Asturian-Leonese Zone; C, Iberian Cordillera; D, Galicia–Trás-os-Montes Zone; E, Central Iberian Zone; F, Ossa Morena Zone; G, South Portuguese Zone (dotted lines indicate zone boundaries); H, Betic Cordilleras; I, Catalonian Coastal Ranges; J, Pyrenees. 1–42, Main Ordovician reference sections and fossil localities in Spain: 1, Cabo Peñas; 2, ‘folds and nappes region’; 3, Sueve area; 4, Rececende and Villaodrid synclines (Mondoñedo Nappe); 5, Los Oscos thrust-sheet; 6, Vega de Espinareda synclinorium; 7, Caurel–Peñalba syncline; 8, Castrillo syncline; 9, Eastern Iberian Chains; 10, Albarracín anticlinorium (Western Iberian Cordillera); 11, Serranía de Cuenca anticlinorium; 12, Cabo Ortegal area; 13, Sil and Truchas synclines; 14, Alcañices synclinorium; 15, Guadarrama area (eastern ‘Central System’); 16, Verín-Bragança region; 17, Tamames syncline; 18, Sierra de San Pedro and Cáceres syncline; 19, Cañaveral-Monfragüe syncline; 20, Guadarranque syncline; 21, Herrera del Duque syncline; 22, Corral de Calatrava syncline; 23, Almadén syncline; 24, Torre

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Geological Society, London, Geology of Series

The Geology of Spain

Wes Gibbons
Wes Gibbons
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Teresa Moreno
Teresa Moreno
Jaume Almera Institute, CSIC, Barcelona
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Geological Society of London
ISBN electronic:
9781862393912
Publication date:
January 01, 2002

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